At a covert school specializing in the art of coercion, a band of outsiders train to become "poets": seducers fit to brand language as a weapon of mind control. But verbiage soon turns violent, in Max Barry's addictive avant-garde thriller.
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Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain are the winners of the 2013 Discover Great New Writers awards.
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